Christopher H. Eliot
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA
I'm a philosopher of science working on ecology and biology. I'm especially interested in causal explanation in ecology.
I teach in Hofstra's Philosophy and Biology departments, and in the Honors College.
I advise Hofstra's Minor in Philosophy of Science and the Bachelor of Science (B.S. Major) in Philosophy for students doing scientific or professional coursework.
- “Ecological Objects for Environmental Ethics” 2013. in Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World (derived from Cary Conference XIV), Ricardo Rozzi, Steward T.A. Pickett, Clare Palmer, Juan Armesto, and J. Baird Callicott, eds. Springer. pages 219–229. [PDF]
- “Earth in Perspective” (review of Life of Earth, Stanley Rice) 2012. Bioscience 62(1):93–94.
- “The Legend of Order and Chaos: Communities and Early Community Ecology” 2011. in Philosophy of Ecology, Kevin deLaplante et al., eds. Elsevier BV. pages 49–108. [PDF]
- “Hempel's Provisos and Ceteris Paribus Clauses” 2011. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 42:1–12.
- “Competition Theory and Channeling Explanation” 2011. Philosophy & Theory in Biology 3:1–16. [open access]
- An essay review of Darwinism and Its Discontents by Michael Ruse, 2009. Metaphilosophy 40(5):702–710.
- “Method and Metaphysics in Clements's and Gleason's Ecological Explanations”
2007. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38(1):85–109. [PDF]
Courses recently offered
- Philosophy of Science (F14)
- Symbolic Logic (F14)
- Philosophy of Health (F14)
- Philosophy of Biology (S14)
- Culture & Expression (S14)
- Introduction to Ethics (F13)
- Ornithology (S13)
- Biology of Birds (S13)
Hofstra library journals
Philosophy of Ecology